Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

The Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh is a mini-tower case. This is yet again another airflow-focused case that I will be reviewing. In the past, I have looked at cases like the Antec DF700 FLUX and P82 Flow, so you might say I am quite experienced with this category. I have become quite interested in airflow-centric designs. As you may know from reading my past reviews, I am a big fan of white-colored components and the MasterBox TD300 Mesh does this color scheme justice. Starting from the front, we have a mostly mesh implementation that allows more airflow that doubles as a pseudo-dust filter. I really like the diamond pattern on the mesh, as it adds more character to the front panel. Cooler Master has their logo closer to the bottom half of the mesh. The left side uses tempered glass to display the components within your system. The glass has a very clean appearance with grey borders. I do have a small complaint as this panel does not have any special design like the TD500 Mesh, but nonetheless I still think it looks good. The right side panel is quite generic, being made entirely out of metal and used to cover up cables. There are no holes used for ventilation on this side.

The Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh measures in at a depth of 366.5mm, height of 410mm, and width of 210mm. The weight of this case comes in at 5.85kg, which is pretty average for a mini-tower with tempered glass. I like the seamless design of the MasterBox TD300 Mesh as the panels fit flush together. The case is visually pleasing with nice sharp edges. The branding is a decent size, but it does not take away from the overall design.

The I/O can be found on the front panel near the top of the case. From left to right, we have a button that would normally be a reset button, but it is actually hooked up to the ARGB and PWM hub to cycle through different lighting options. Next, we have the headphone and microphone jack in that respective order. Placing these two jacks on the left side makes it ever so slightly more accessible when considering cable lengths and the position of your PC with respect to your setup. Following these two ports, we have the power button. As usual, the power button is shaped just like the Cooler Master logo and the perimeter illuminates white when turned on. Following up, we have the two USB 3.2 Type-A ports and a white LED for storage drive activity. The top of the case has as a nice magnetic dust filter, likewise to many of the cases we have been seeing in the past little while.

The back of the Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh is standard to any mini-tower case. At the top, we have the motherboard backplate cutout alongside a 120mm fan mount. Something I noticed was how the location of the fan mount felt slightly bent. This is a relatively small issue, but it is still something worth mentioning as it could make some I/O shields not fit. Underneath, we have four removable expansion slots. The expansion slots can be simply screwed or broken off. There is no support for vertical GPU mounting. The right side panel is white in color and helps hide the cables perfectly. As previously stated, this panel is quite plain.

The bottom of the Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh has four small feet. When moving the case around, I found the case to be stable enough with all the components installed to add weight. The rubber pads on the feet are quite small measuring in at about 20mm in diameter, which is the reason behind the slight ability to slide around. These feet provide about 10mm of clearance, being a little tight for PSU airflow. There is a dust filter designed for the PSU. The filter is very easy to remove, as you can simply pinch it off.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion